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Eyeball Jar Cookies


When holidays roll around I’m always thinking of new and creative designs to share with you. As soon as I saw this jar cutter from Sweet Sugarbelle I immediately knew what I was going to do with it. I knew that I wanted to fill it with eyeballs.聽Let’s see how to make these simple cookies.


To make eyeball jar cookies you will need:

  • AmeriColor food writers in your choice of colors
  • white chocolate coated candies
  • white piping icing
  • light blue flood icing
  • orange piping & flood icing

Begin by making the eyeballs. Take the candies and draw circles with each color of food writer and then make a pupil with black. I made these days ahead of time and kept them in an airtight container.


Next, with white piping icing and orange piping icing outline the cookie and allow the outlines to dry. I took this picture before I outlined the top knob.


If you have trouble with bleeding you will want to wait in between the next steps. I don’t usually have problems so I flooded both sections. I waited to fill the knob until the lid of the jar had set a bit. This gave more dimension.


Then, immediately begin dropping the eyeballs where you want them. Once the cookie is dry add highlights to the eyes and details to the jar.


I tried three different styles. One has the eyeballs together in matching pairs, another has eyeballs just randomly floating around and the final has all the eyeballs gathered toward one side.


The great thing about these cookies is that they are customizable.

I found my white candies at my local party supply store. I found both brand name and generic ones. If you can’t find them locally you can purchase some here. Also, you could do this design in a wet on wet technique similar to Sugarbelle’s cookie jars. Finally you could cut small circles of fondant using a piping tip, allow them to dry and then color the eyes. I’ve provided you with the idea. How you make them is totally up to you.

I hope you’ll add these to your Halloween party this year.

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  1. OMG! I love these! What a fun and clever way to make the eyeballs! I would have never thought of that! While Halloween is not my favorite holiday…I LOVE these!
    Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle recently posted…Lemon Sheet CakeMy Profile

    • Thanks Kim! Halloween is not my cup of tea either but I’m trying to be open minded. The eyeballs came about out of sheer laziness. Ha ha! I didn’t want to mix a lot of colors.

  2. These are too cute…I have this cutter (and her other two as well) and I have yet to use it. This is a great idea!
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  3. LOVE these, Melissa! So cute and creepy at the same time 馃檪 Pinning now!
    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma’s Cookie recently posted…Cookies & Cream Halloween TrifleMy Profile

  4. So adorable/creepy! This is a really cool and interesting use of SB’s cutter!
    Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me recently posted…Purrfectly Simple Halloween Cat CookiesMy Profile

  5. What a fun idea!! LOVE the eyeballs 馃檪
    Tami (Tami Rena’s Cookies) recently posted…Biscoff Pumpkin KrispiesMy Profile

  6. I love the jar cutter and I love your eyeball jars! Very cute…creepy but cute:)
    Paula recently posted…Bummer Halloween CookiesMy Profile

  7. Love these Melissa! So creative to use candies. I made these last Halloween, but used royal icing eyeballs that I bought. Your way is much more creative and probably less expensive too! Awesome!
    Cristin of Cristin’s Cookies recently posted…Forest Animal Cookies for Baby Aidan & New Cutters TooMy Profile

  8. These are so cute. You are so creative. Great idea using the candies for eyeballs!
    Mary recently posted…Wilton Cake Decorating Course 1My Profile

  9. These are great, Melissa! I love the idea of using the white chocolate candies and markers. It adds quick dimension. It’s also really nice when you don’t have to mix colors that the markers can take the place of. Plus, who doesn’t love a little chocolate in a cookie?

  10. Adorable!
    Asmita recently posted…American Girl CookiesMy Profile

  11. LOVE the super smart idea for the eyeballs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These cookies are great!
    sweetsugarbelle recently posted…Twenty Cutters Every Cookie Decorator Should OwnMy Profile

  12. This is such a cute Halloween cookie! Love them!

  13. Oh my! These are so cute! I wish my hands were steady enough to make cookies that are pretty like these. Maybe I just need some more practice! 馃檪
    Yvonne @ bitter baker recently posted…Buttermilk breadMy Profile

    • Thanks Yvonne. You can totally decorate cookies like these. Practice does help. My cookies look way different now than from when I first began.

  14. Oh my goodness, these are amazing!!
    Erin @ Strawberry Mommycakes recently posted…Banana Pumpkin Muffins with FREE Tombstone PrintablesMy Profile

  15. What perfectly cute halloween cookies!

  16. I think I’ve seen these on FB but never got a chance to stop by and say AWESOME. This is such a cute idea!

  17. How adorable!!!! What a fun idea for cookies! Love the little eyeballs!!! So creative! 馃檪

  18. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there 馃檪

    Claire x
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  19. These cookies are too cute! I’ve just entered the world of decorating cookies and you’ve done an amazing job. Do you mind sharing your piping and flooding recipes?

  20. You are so darn creative …and a perfectionist! I love it! I love how you did the eyeballs.
    I’m actually going to be doing the eyeballs like this ahead of time to bring to my little one’s Halloween party so they can decorate their own cookies. (Love it more than how the other mom wanted me to use mm’s.) The kids are going to LOVE these!
    Pinned onto a few of my boards…and the Show Stopper Saturday party board, of course! (=
    Gloria // Simply Gloria recently posted…Show Stopper Saturday #10 {Pumpkin Features!}My Profile

  21. Love how creative these are Melissa! They look like professional cookies you would buy in a bakery or something. So impressed. Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturday!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
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  22. These are absolutely adorable…you are so talented! This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #25鈥t’s live now! Hope to see you there!
    Leslie Lambert recently posted…Create It Thursday #25 (Plus Features)My Profile

  23. These are just too stinking cute! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!!
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